Thursday, December 21, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

David Walliams
David Walliams’ Bad Dad (HarperCollins) has claimed the Christmas Number One, selling 60,700 copies for £376,150 through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
The amount of money libraries in Great Britain are spending on books has fallen by £45.8m since 2007, deeper analysis of figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has revealed.
Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair
BolognaFiere, organiser of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, has struck a deal to co-organise the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) from 2018.
Peter James
Ten backlist Peter James suspense novels will be published in audio for the first time after Orion Audio bought world rights from Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann.
Val McDermid
The panel of judges for the 2018 Man Booker Prize will include crime writer Val McDermid and feminist writer and critic Jacqueline Rose.
Paul Muldoon
Irish writer Paul Muldoon will receive Her Majesty's Gold Medal for Poetry next year for the “restless, playful brilliance” of his work.

Atlas of the Irish Revolution
Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press), a book which tells the full story of Ireland’s revolutionary history from 1913 to 1923, has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year for 2017. 
Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards
Explorer Benedict Allen, author Sara Wheeler and Mr B's bookshop owner Nic Bottomley are among the judges for the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards.
Donald Trump
Little, Brown is publishing what it calls an inside account of Donald Trump's presidency by journalist Michael Wolff.
Hot Flush by Michelle Heaton
Michael O’Mara Books has acquired a “tell-all” memoir on the menopause by Michelle Heaton.
National Poetry Day
National Poetry Day has revealed the winners of its "freedom" themed children's poetry competition, for which 700 entries were submitted.

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